UPDATE: Feb. 17. 3:39 p.m.
The Channing Fire is now 100% contained.
UPDATE: Feb. 17. 11:39 a.m.
According to the Texas A&M Forest Services, the Channing Fire is now 90% contained and has spread over 7,500 acres.
Update: @TXForestService firefighters continue working on the #ChanningFire in Moore, Oldham and Hartley Counties. The fire is 7,526 acres and 90% contained.— Incident Information – Texas A&M Forest Service (@AllHazardsTFS) February 17, 2019
UPDATE: 11:11 p.m.
HWY 354 is now open in Hartley County, according to TxDOT
UPDATE: 10:00 p.m.
Part of HWY 354 is still closed according to TxDOT.
UPDATE: At this time, Hwy. 354 is still closed in Hartley County from 385 to the Moore County line.— TxDOT Amarillo (@TxDOTAmarillo) February 17, 2019
According to the Texas A&M Forest Service, the Channing Fire has spread to Moore, Oldham and Hartley Counties.
Alert: @TXForestService is assisting local firefighters on the #ChanningFire in Moore, Oldham and Hartley Counties. The fire is estimate at 6,000 acres.— Incident Information – Texas A&M Forest Service (@AllHazardsTFS) February 17, 2019
UPDATE: 9:06 p.m.
According to TxDOT, HWY 354 has reopened.
UPDATE: 8:15 p.m.
According to the Texas Wildfire Incident Response System, the fire has burned 6,000 acres and it is currently 0% contained.
The fire has now spread to Moore County according to the Channing Volunteer Fire Department.
UPDATE: 7:31 p.m.
The Hartley County Fire Department is still battling the fire.
Crews are responding to a grass fire in Hartley County.
According to the Channing Volunteer Fire Department, it is near Channing and moving east.
Officials said it started near 385 and started from a blown out trailer tire.
There have been no reports of injuries.
Multiple agencies including Dalhart and Sunray are responding to the area. You are asked to stay out of the area.
We will have more information as it becomes available.